Barcelona is with a population of 1,6 million the second largest city in Spain. The city covers an area of 101 square kilometers – so you can imagine that it is worth to take a closer look at the public transportation before travelling to VMworld.
If you are going by plane you are lucky, because there is a shuttle service from the airport to the Venue.
Shuttles will run according to the following schedule:
- Sunday, 13 October: 16:00 – 20:00 (Airport to venue)
- Monday, 14 October: 10:00 – 20:00 (Airport to venue)
- Thursday, 17 October: 12:00 – 18:00 (Venue to airport)
Your first way should be to pick up your badge. You can find the Registration Desks at the Venue – registration is open from:
- Sunday, 13 October: 16:00 – 20:00
- Monday, 14 October: 07:00 – 20:30
- Tuesday, 15 October: 07:30 – 19:30
- Wednesday, 16 October: 08:00 -18:00
- Thursday, 17 October: 08:30 – 16:00
Last year metro passes were sponsored by Quantum. I really hope, that they are available this year, too… It was possible to pick them up at the Info Counter or at the Lower Lobby.
As there is no transportation provided from the Venue to your hotel it makes sense to make yourself familiar with the Barcelona Metro Map.
The nearest metro station to the venue is Europa Fira (L8), last year there was a bus shuttle service between the Venue and the metro station. If you go by foot it takes something more than 10 minutes.
If you attend one of the many parties (and yes – you will hopefully do so!!!) take care to get the infos about the shuttle service – or you use the metro to get there by your own.
And if all else fails do not hesitate to take a taxi. They are not exorbitant expensive and will get you quickly and safely to your destination.
Sources for this post: FAQ at VMworld.com and my experience from last year